Residential Plumbing Services

Plumbing Services

ACE Plumbing & Rooter can quickly respond to most every type of customer need. All services include honest estimates, friendly service, and top-tier quality work at competitive prices.

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Emergency Plumbing

ACE provides fast, thorough, and trustworthy plumbing repair services when you need them the most. We don’t take advantage of customers in a time of crisis; we’ll work tirelessly to contain the situation, diagnose the problem, and discuss your options before expediting the repair. 

Sewer & Drain Repair

From the moment symptoms first present – slow draining tubs, sinks, and toilets and lingering odors – ACE can quickly detect and solve the problem. Sewer & Drain services include rooting, cabling, and high-pressure HydroJet cleaning to unclog blockages, plus spot repairs, trenchless line replacement, and conventional sewer line replacement.

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Leak Detection

A tiny natural gas or water leak can quickly turn into a big problem, damaging floors, drywall, cabinets and ceilings, and dramatically spiking your utility bill. ACE leak detection specialists can pinpoint the location and cause of the leak so our repair specialists can swiftly repair it.

Backflow Testing

In San Francisco, homes with certain risk factors (including radiant floor heating and select fire prevention or irrigation systems) need to be certified for backflow protection. This test is done to ensure there is no risk of contamination to the city’s water supply. ACE can test your backflow protection system and provide the certification you’ll need to prove compliance.

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HydroJet High Pressure Pipe Cleaning

Grease, residue, and waste can steadily build up along drains and sewer pipes. ACE has the most powerful fleet of high-pressure HydroJetters in the city. Our equipment pumps 4000 PSI at a very impressive 18 gallons per minute flow rate; this is comparable to standards the city uses to maintain the main sewer system. This safe and noninvasive pipe cleaning service can fully clean your sewer line all the way to the city connection.


San Francisco is a historic city, with much of our plumbing system a century old. ACE fixes, replaces, and upgrades aging pipes, plus water and sewer lines damaged by ground shifts, tree root intrusion, heavy use, or accidents. We aim to minimize intrusion to existing drywall, flooring, and cabinets during our repairs.

Water Heater Service & Repair

Ace is your trusted source for water heater tuneups, maintenance, repairs, replacements, and upgrades. We work on gas, electric, and tankless systems from all major brands. A properly maintained system ensures you have plenty of hot water whenever you need it.

Water Heaters

We repair, replace, and perform routine maintenance tuneups on some of the most reliable water heater brands in the industry, including:


  • Rheem
  • A.O. Smith
  • Rinnai
  • Stiebel Eltron
  • American Standard
  • Kenmore
  • EcoSmart
  • Bradford White
  • General Electric


  • Rinnai
  • EcoSmart
  • Rheem
  • Stiebel Eltron
  • Takagi
  • Noritz

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Toilet Repair and Replacement

ACE can repair, replace, or upgrade your toilets; we specialize in installing low-flow high efficiency toilets (HET) that will dramatically reduce your water bill without sacrificing performance. HET adoption helps San Francisco lead the nation in water conservation.

Trenchless Sewer Replacement

ACE was one of the first plumbing companies in the Bay Area to offer trenchless sewer replacement. We proudly worked with the city of San Francisco to develop the codes and inspection criteria to make this technology a viable option for property owners in the city. 

If your property has a long sewer line (one that may run under a 100 feet or more of concrete slabs or existing structures), you may be a good candidate for this method. Our trenchless sewer replacement specialists can “pull” a High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe through the cracked or aging pipe with minimal disturbance beyond two 4×4 points of entry and exit.

ompared to a full line replacement, trenchless service typically saves property owners up to 75% on labor costs while also dramatically reducing the need to dig up and replace concrete and landscaping.

Is my project a good candidate for trenchless sewer line replacement?


If the pipe has collapsed or corroded beyond repair, or if there are too many angled turns along the sewer line, then a trenchless replacement will not be possible. Our technicians will use video technology to survey the line in advance to diagnose the problem and identify all possible solutions.

Conventional Sewer Line Replacement


If trenchless service is not available, then ACE will excavate and replace the existing sewer line as quickly and efficiently as possible, making every effort to minimize intrusion to concrete, landscaping, and adjacent structures. We can replace the existing line with American-made cast iron pipe, while ensuring the new trench is better sloped and suited to protect the line from ground shifts, tree roots, vermin, and other causes of backups, cracks, and leaks.